Meaning of BEAT ABOUT THE BUSH in English

BEAT ABOUT THE BUSH

= beat around the bush {v. phr.}, {slang} To talk about things without giving a clear answer; avoid the question or the point. * /He would not answer yes or no, but beat about the bush./ * /He beat about the bush for a half hour without coming to the point./ Compare: BESIDE THE POINT. Contrast: COME TO THE POINT.

Slang English vocab.      Английский сленговый словарь.